Posted 13 Dec 17

Live, Love, Stirling, SA

Set within the lush surrounds of Adelaide’s hinterland, Stirling is a combination of the finer things Adelaide Hills has to offer – gourmet delicacies, cellar doors, the arts and café culture – only 20-minutes from Adelaide City. Beautiful year-round, the changing seasons captivate and inspire weekenders and those who have come to call Stirling home.
It’s a case of European indulgence meets the Australian bush. Stirling has evolved into a town that has a quaint village brimming with boutique cafés, eateries and shopping. Picture-book homes line leafy streets and the town has an annual calendar of great events – think Tour Down Under, the annual pro cycling event, and the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival, a celebration of the region’s food and wine.
The creative community has a strong presence that is felt year-round – there are art galleries and studios scattered throughout Stirling and the surrounding areas which host regular exhibitions and events. Come August, artists take centre stage during the annual South Australian Living Artists festival.
From hearty home-cooked dishes to modern delicacies, food is a big deal here. Stirling Laneways and the monthly Stirling Markets under the oak trees on Druid Street bring together local producers and artisans, while local wineries, breweries, delis and roadside produce stalls are popular any day of the week.
Mount Barker Road is home to The Stirling Hotel (a popular foodie destination) as well as an enviable selection of bookstores, homewares and fashion boutiques. Step away from the main streets and enjoy the quiet ambience of meandering streets with stately homes and manicured gardens – highly sought after among families, creatives and empty nesters.
With a beauty beyond its natural surrounds, Stirling is a place where people come to stay, seduced by the country lifestyle and the easy access to Adelaide City.
DO
CLELAND WILDLIFE PARK  Get up close and personal with the state’s most iconic animals while learning about the importance of conservation
EAT
THE ORGANIC MARKET AND CAFÉ   Shop for organic produce or linger at the café whose menu is all about simple yet wholesome food.
SHOP
29 MILAN  Housed in a rustic cottage, 29 Milan has a curated collection of country-style homewares, gifts and fashion.
Interested in Stirling? Visit our Belle Property Adelaide Hills office for the latest property listings and lifestyle information.
Words by Margaret Quilter
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